Red Sox Vs. Orioles Live Blog: Inning By Inning Updates For Game 1

The Red Sox are set to welcome the Orioles into Boston Tuesday as they kick off a three-game set against their division rivals and the AL wild card leaders.

We'll keep you up-to-date with all the action as it goes down in Fenway Park.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 4, Mid 9th -- Alfredo Aceves grabs a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Unfortunately, it's not a save, as the Sox are still down two.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 4, End 8th -- A two-out single provides nothing to the Red Sox, who are down to their last three outs.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 4, Mid 8th -- Matt Albers gets three quick outs, but the Sox need to do damage now more than anything.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 4, End 7th -- A two-out double puts Jarrod Saltalamacchia at second, but the Sox do no more and stay down by two.

Orioles 6, Red Sox 4, Mid 7th -- A bad inning for the bullpen puts the Sox back down, as the Orioles score a run and load the bases off Scott Atchison, in for a relief appearance after Jon Lester allows a leadoff single. Matt Albers then allows a pair of singles, leaving the Sox down two runs before escaping the inning.

Red Sox 4, Orioles 3, End 6th -- The Sox strike immediately back, getting a one out walk and hit from Ryan Sweeney and Mike Aviles respectively putting two men on. A Mike Aviles single brings a run home, as does a Scott Podsednik sacrifice fly, putting the Sox back ahead before Adrian Gonzalez ended the inning with another ground ball.

Orioles 3, Red Sox 2, Mid 6th -- A leadoff double helps the Orioles regain the lead, with a perfect bunt to third not only moving the runner along, but also threatening more damage as it goes for a base hit. A sacrifice fly scores the tying run, but Lester manages to escape the inning without any more damage.

Red Sox 2, Orioles 2, End 5th -- Mark Reynolds repays the favor from Mike Aviles back in the third inning, helping the Sox to a pair of runs on a bad defensive play. With two on and none out thanks in part to Reynolds slinging an arm and knocking down a ball he should have gloved, Scott Podsednik dropped down a bunt to first. Mark Reynolds came in quickly to make the play, but attempted to fire to third, where he not only had no play, but had the ball get away from Steve Tolleson, allowing a run to score and the runners to move into scoring position. A shallow fly ball from Dustin Pedroia didn't seem like it was deep enough to get the run home, but even with Adam Jones' throw beating Aviles home by a good few feet, Wieters could not make the catch, leaving the game tied after five.

Orioles 2, Red Sox 0, Mid 5th -- A double play from J.J. Hardy erases a leadoff baserunner, helping Jon Lester to a bit of a roundabout 1-2-3 inning.

Orioles 2, Red Sox 0, End 4th -- Jason Hammel gives up another baserunner--again Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who picks up a long Fenway single to left--but strikes out David Ortiz and gets another pair of ground balls to end the threat.

Orioles 2, Red Sox 0, Mid 4th -- Jon Lester recovers from his struggles in the third by getting a 1-2-3 fourth, keeping the ball on the ground for all three outs.

Orioles 2, Red Sox 0, End 3rd -- The Red Sox threaten by putting runners on first and second with one out and the better part of their lineup coming to the plate, but they cannot score as Dustin Pedroia once again goes down by way of the K--this time after a long battle at the plate--and Adrian Gonzalez hits an easy ground ball to end the frame.

Orioles 2, Red Sox 0, Mid 3rd -- Lester receives no help from his defense in the third, as an error by Mike Aviles with a runner at first costs him at least one if not two outs. While Lester still gets his second out without too much difficulty, a pair of line drive singles can be chalked up to Lester, as will, apparently, both of the two resulting runs.

Red Sox 0, Orioles 0, End 2nd -- The Red Sox get another walk--from Jarrod Saltalamacchia this time--but Hammel also picks up his third and fourth strikeout to escape the inning without any harm.

Red Sox 0, Orioles 0, Mid 2nd -- Jon Lester has a more relaxed second inning, striking out Ronny Paulino to end an 11-pitch frame.

Red Sox 0, Orioles 0, End 1st -- The Sox pick up a leadoff runner when Scott Podsednik walks on a 3-2 pitch that likely caught a corner, but after Dustin Pedroia strikes out looking in his return at bat, Matt Wieters guns Podsednik down trying to steal and Adrian Gonzalez grounds into the shift to end the frame.

Red Sox 0, Orioles 0, Mid 1st -- Jon Lester gets into some early trouble as he allows a long fly ball to center field to J.J. Hardy, who turns it into three bases with just one out. Needing just a decent ball in play, however, the Orioles cannot convert against a resilient Lester, who strikes out both Adam Jones and Matt Wieters to end the inning.

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